October 05, 2017
Master of Public Health alumnus helps address Vancouver overdose crisis
SFU health sciences alumnus Zakary Zawaduk is immersed in developing policies that address Vancouver’s overdose crisis, one of B.C.’s highest-profile health epidemics. (Photo credit: SimonQ)
October 05, 2017
International experience spark's new career interests
Health sciences student Nicola Toffelmire graduates on Oct. 5 not only with a Master of Public Health, but with the title of Canada’s Youth Delegate to the World Health Assembly (WHA) and a completed internship with the World Health Organization (WHO).
October 02, 2017
Study reveals exploitative and inequitable practices of dental tourism in Mexico
A recent study led by SFU health sciences PhD candidate Krystyna Adams suggests that dental tourism industry practices in Los Algodones, Mexico—a medical border town—reinforce structural injustices and exploitation.
October 02, 2017
CIHR-IAPH 2017 Elder-Youth Dialogue on Indigenous Health Priorities
The Elder-Youth Dialogue, hosted by the Institute of Aboriginal Peoples' Health (IAPH) at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) was held during March 12-15, 2017, on the unceded and traditional territories of the Algonquin Peoples.
September 27, 2017
Health sciences students travel to South Africa for second annual field school on HIV and youth
20 health sciences students travelled to Durban, South Africa where they spent two weeks with leading HIV researchers, clinicians and advocates at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine.
September 22, 2017
Study finds any activity—from workouts to housework—is good for the heart
An international team of scientists, led by SFU health sciences professor Scott Lear, has found that physical activity of any kind—from gym workouts to housecleaning —can help prevent heart disease and even death.
September 13, 2017
SFU welcomes Tania Bubela as new Dean of Health Sciences
Tania Bubela, a health law and policy researcher with an extensive health biotechnology and legal background, is Simon Fraser University’s new dean of health sciences.
July 13, 2017
Improving the sexual and reproductive health of people living with HIV
Health sciences professor Angela Kaida wants to help shape health policies and programs to support HIV-affected women to safely achieve their reproductive desires and enjoy healthy and satisfying sex lives.
July 06, 2017
A little strategy goes a long way: How one health sciences lecturer achieved an 80 percent response rate for online course evaluations
Health sciences lecturer Tun Myint's unique approach to encourage completion of online course evaluations led to a notably high response rate.
July 05, 2017
PhD research led by compassion lands health sciences student Trudeau Scholarship
2017 Trudeau Scholar Milad Parpouchi elected to pursue his PhD at SFU Health Sciences despite receiving a generous entrance scholarship from another university.
June 28, 2017
Medications for Schizophrenia: Impact on Crime and the Importance of Supported Housing
Health sciences researchers Stefanie Rezansoff and Julian Somers have published a series of studies examining the relationship between antipsychotic medication adherence and repeat criminal activity, as well as effective interventions for those who are homeless. (Photo credit: SimonQ)
June 21, 2017
Revitalizing First Nations ways of healing through traditional Chinese medicine
SFU Health Sciences teamed up with the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), and the Tzu Chi Foundation to introduce traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to First Nations communities in B.C.
June 12, 2017
Multi-dimensional learning: Complexity in a drop of blood
Mark Lechner, a senior lecturer in Health Sciences, created a course that examines a single topic—blood—from multiple perspectives to give students a glimpse of the diverse yet interrelated ways in which it can be framed and understood.
June 05, 2017
Born explorer embraces world of choices after graduation
Zahra Rajan tested the waters as a history major, and subsequently as an education major before finding herself at home in the Faculty of Health Sciences.
June 05, 2017
PhD research demonstrates negative impacts of HIV non-disclosure
Ground-breaking PhD research from health sciences graduate Dr. Sophie Patterson, a physician, found women living with HIV are more likely to face a legal obligation to disclose their HIV status compared to men.
March 31, 2017
Health sciences professor Kanna Hayashi named the St. Paul's Hospital Chair in Substance Use Research
SFU health sciences professor Kanna Hayashi, an internationally recognized substance-use epidemiologist and a human-rights advocate for people who use drugs, is the inaugural St. Paul’s Hospital Chair in Substance Use Research.